Historical Events In April - 13
Friday, 20 May 2022
1966 On this day in history soviet Liner Alexandr Pushkin leaves Leningrad for Montreal as the USSR launches North Atlantic passenger service.
1967 Luis Somoza Debayle, president of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44 on April - 13.
1970 On April - 13 apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon
1970 The American spacecraft Apollo 13, enroute to the Moon, has an onboard explosion on April - 13.
1972 On April - 13 baseball players' strike ends after 13 days
1973 Alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73 on April - 13.
1974 Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71 on this day in history.
1975 On this day in history jack Nicklaus wins his 5th Masters golf tournament
1975 On this day in history larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60
1976 On this day in history $2 bill re-introduced as US currency
1976 On this day in history federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes
1977 On this day in history perth Observatory discovers asteroid #2382 Nonie
1977 On April - 13 statistics Canada reports March unemployment figures at 90,000, or 8.1% of the workforce; highest since figures first collected in 1953
1978 Paul McGrath actor (The Witness), dies at 73 on April - 13.
1978 On April - 13 paul McGrath, actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74
1979 On this day in history longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours
1980 Steve Ballesteros becomes youngest winner of the Masters on April - 13.
1980 On this day in history z Vavrova discovers asteroid #2568 Maksutov
1981 Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax) on April - 13.
1982 Republic of South Africa a 5.0 earthquake killed 1 and and 20 injured in rockslides in a gold mine near Welkom on April - 13.
1983 Dedication of the Rats of Tobruk Memorial on Anzac Parade by the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Sir Ninian Stephen The memorial commemorates Australian and other Allied servicemen who fought and died during the siege of Tobruk in 1941 on April - 13.
1983 Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault on this day in history.
1984 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth on April - 13.
1984 Christopher Wilder FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self on April - 13.
1984 On April - 13 pete Rose becomees first NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career
1984 On April - 13 christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self
1985 On this day in history "TASS" denounced US.boycott of the Moscow Olympics
1985 Atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas on this day in history.
1986 Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record on this day in history.
1986 On April - 13 pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue
1986 On this day in history spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second
1986 Stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies on this day in history.
1990 Luis Trenker, dies at 97 on this day in history.
1992 On April - 13 "Two Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr theater on Broadway